From keen runners to amateur joggers, all are welcome at Phyllis Tuckwell’s new Run for the Wards event this Sunday, Father’s Day.
The hospice is opening up its annual sponsored Walk for the Wards to runners this year, who will be able to choose either a five or a ten-mile off-road trail route around part of the beautiful Hampton Estate, starting their run at 9.15am, before the walkers begin.
This stunning 200-acre area of rich and diverse habitat is located just south of the A31, between Puttenham and Seale, and its owners have very kindly opened not only public but also private areas of the estate for the Run and Walk, giving participants the chance to explore parts of this beautiful location within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which they would not otherwise be able to access.
“We’re thrilled to be able to open the Walk up to runners this year, who will be able to enjoy the tranquil parkland, meadows, grassland, heathland, chalk downland and woodlands of the estate, which are home to deer, songbirds, butterflies, red kites, buzzards and the Hampton herd of pedigree Sussex cows!” said Fiona Chapman, events fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell.
The Run and Walk will both raise vital funds to help Phyllis Tuckwell continue providing the supportive and end of life care which it offers to local patients and families living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.
As the NHS/Government usually only covers about 20 per cent of its costs, it has to raise over £25,000 a day to provide its care, which is why events such as this are so important.
Entry is £10 for adults and £4 for children if registered by Friday (June 16) (prices will be higher on the day) and dogs are welcome (on a lead).
Runners will start their run at 9.15am, before the walkers begin at 9.30am, and there will be a free ice cream at the end for all who take part.